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A Great Drum handle , Nepal, Himalaya

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1900   item# 791175 (stock# HP/Ph205)

A Great Drum handle , Nepal, Himalaya
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An exceptional Dhyangro handle (the handle of shamanic drum). Indeed these handle are design like phurba, but are usually much longer and bigger than a Phurba, with a top showing 3 wonderful ancestor heads, the middle is the tibetan vajra, while the lower power is a ritual knife with a triangular blade showing snakes in a rising position coming from the bottom to the mouth of a the Makara (a sea monster a kind of chimeric mythic animal between Garuda and Ganesh !!!). This kind of design is one o ...click for details


Shamanic ritual Phurbu N16, nepal, Himalaya

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1920   item# 790529 (stock# HP/Ph201)

Shamanic ritual Phurbu N16, nepal, Himalaya
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A very nice phurba , with 4 ancestor heads on top which very unsual. Exceptional patina and great age , at least 100 years, a classic design but a master piece More information on request


Shamanic ritual phurbu N15, Nepal, Himalaya

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1950   item# 784480 (stock# HP/Ph 200)

Shamanic ritual phurbu N15, Nepal, Himalaya
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A nicely carved phurbu with an original top figuring twins riding a monkey ( the tail is missing), below three human figures and three mahakara holding naga rising from the spike Obvious signs of use , note the presence of red ritual powder More information upon request, presented on an iron stand. height 9 inches (22.5 cm)


Antique Chinese Nuo , N23, China

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1837 VR   item# 756827 (stock# HP/Ma186)

Antique Chinese Nuo , N23, China
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An important Nuo Mask figuring likely a lawyer or an official, very old polychromia with important lack, this mask was probably covered with lac as some large areas can still be seen below the noose and on the ears. Long horse tail hairs possibly added or renewed more recently . Obvious signs of great age at least 150 y, light wood as usual for a chinese old mask, but still good condition. the mask is presented on an iron stand Height 13 3/4 inches (35cm) wide 7 1/2 inches (19 cm)


Wooden Churning-rod holder 41,

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1950   item# 731524 (stock# HP/GH166)

Wooden Churning-rod holder 41,
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A very fine Ghurra showing a beautiful stylized house on his top , the whole the piece is nicely carved and shows thick encrusted milky and dusty patina indicating a very great age likely much over 50 years and possibly close to 100 years . This ghurra is coming from Rukkum district. Height 7 2/3 inches (20 cm), wide 3 1/3 inches 8 cm. The piece is nicely mounted on an iron stand.


Antique Chinese Nuo N9, China

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1910   item# 694616 (stock# HP/Ma 142)

Antique Chinese Nuo N9, China
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This mask figures a simple realistic human face , possibly the deity Tu di po, . A very simple but very old too likely over 150 year, the mask is carved in soft wood, it has probably been never painted except few lines and thus it appears under it very original aspect of oxidized wood. Considering it age, more likely over 100 years, this mask is in a very good condition, height : 7 1/2 inches . the piece is mounted on an iron stand


Tharu People, Nepal,Himalaya

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1960   item# 611971 (stock# HP/UST0109)

Tharu People, Nepal,Himalaya
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Salt box, used mainly during wedding ceremonies, among Tharu tribes in the Terai district (south of Nepal). The box is made of heavy hard strong wood, possibly teak wood. The piece has three distinct parts: the vertical handle, the cover, which is moving around the handle by holding the small duck on its top (carved in the same piece of wood as the cover), and the body of the box itself, consisting in two similar compartments where salt deposits can be seen. Usually these boxes were mounted on f ...click for details


Antique Chinese Nuo N5, china

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1837 VR   item# 561490 (stock# 0086)

Antique Chinese Nuo  N5, china
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Another Nuo mask figuring the great earth Taoist deity Tu di po. These masks were used by chinese minorities such Iao and Miao from Hunnan. The painting of this mask is lacking in large areas indicating that this mask has never been repainted. The inside show a dusty encrusted patina indicating also a great age probably from XVIII or at least early XIX century. During the Maoist period these masks have been hidden and have been recently offered for collectors in the last 10 years but nowadays ...click for details


Antique Chinese Minority N4, China

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1900   item# 561489 (stock# 0085)

Antique Chinese Minority N4, China
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A small mask also figuring the small mother earth Taoist deity "Tu di Po", these masks were used by chinese minorities such Iao and Mia from Hunnan. This mask is in it original state, and has never been repainted or refreshed, The top of the head shows a very nice black color whereas the face shows important lacks in the painting indicating that this mask has never been repainted and is under it original form indicating a very great age, probably from end of XVII to early XVIII century ...click for details


Antique Chinese Minority N1, china

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1837 VR   item# 561477 (stock# 0083)

Antique Chinese Minority N1, china
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This a very a typical mask from the minorities of the district of Hunan in the south of China, probably from Li or Miao tribes. The mask represents the deity Tou di Gong, an earth protector venerated by villagers. The mouth and eyes are pieced through, several holes can be seen around the mouth and on the chin and were carrying hairs to represent moustache and beard. This mask shows a very old dark polychromy on the face with some chips due to great age, whereas the inside reveals a dusty encrus ...click for details

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